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Music challenge: The volunteer challenge

This resource prompts students to think about volunteering work as experience that is highly valued by recruiters as well as an activity that can develop crucial employability strengths.

Career story: Finding the sparkle

This story comes from European pianist Dominik Falenski, who was born in Berlin and is now based in Denmark where he is finishing his Masters degree. He begins by talking about how he came to be a pianist and then describes different experiences that have shaped how he views his career both now and into the future. Another resource to compliment this one is ‘Careers panel: How did you get here?‘.

Career story: Orchestral life

This profile comes from a young brass player. He describes life in an orchestra, the ‘sparkle’ that makes orchestral work enjoyable, getting ahead, and his future career plans.

Careers panel: How did you get here?

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Getting what you want in music I‘, ‘Getting inspiration from others‘, ‘Career story: Trying things out‘, ‘Career story: Following your passion‘, ‘Career story: Orchestral life‘, ‘Career story: Finding the sparkle‘ and ‘Career story: Filling in the gaps‘.  

Finding your mission in music

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Getting what you want in music I‘ and ‘Getting what you want in music II‘.

Teaching artists at work

This resource introduces students to the idea of the ‘teaching artist’ by telling the story of a partnership between highly successful professional musicians, Four Nations Ensemble, and school children. Another resources to compliment this one is ‘Volunteer challenge‘.

Career story: Filling in the gaps

This career story features a pianist and teacher who describes the career decision-making that led her to establish a unique career. Another resource to compliment this one is ‘Careers panel: How did you get here?‘.

Turning on the career light

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Conceptualising music careers I‘, ‘Conceptualising music careers II‘ and ‘Get to know your dream work‘.

Plotting your preferences in music

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘How to make it as a music graduate IV: Knowing yourself‘ and ‘Music skills and attributes I: Professionalism‘.

Conceptualising music careers II

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Conceptualising music careers I‘, ‘Embracing the ‘e’ word (entrepreneurship)‘ and ‘Getting what you want in music I‘.

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